NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Experience for Yourself

Visitors vote the Aquarium a top regional and national attraction.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For the enjoyment of our guests, reserved tickets are required. 

Make connections with the natural world. Gaze at a gliding stingray. Spot eels and sharks swimming in the depths. Look an albino alligator in the eye. Wonder at baby sea turtles. Delight in a family of otters playing in a waterfall.

Aquarium Events

So much Awesome at the Aquarium

Caribbean Corals: Stunning New Habitat

Come for the Corals, Stay for the Turtles, Alligators & Otters


Join us an exhibitor to showcase women in science, Saturday, Sept. 16.

Love where you work!

Join the team at the Aquarium.

Otterly Awesome Fun: World Otter Day

Visitors to the Aquarium on World Otter Day May 31 had an otterly awesome time!

AAPI Celebration at the Aquarium

Images of this beautiful cultural heritage day.

Gemma, Kai, & Ren Emerged

And Then There Were Eight

OCEARCH & NCAFF Suds for Sharks

Community Comes Out Big at Waterman's Brewing to Support Shark Research


The North Carolina Aquariums are dedicated to animals in our care and in the wild. We recognize the challenges threatening species locally and globally. Our team commits resources and time to learning more and taking action through research, fieldwork, education and the daily efforts of staff.


The North Carolina Aquarium Society invites you to join in the powerful work of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Through the Living Treasures campaign, you will help the Aquariums prosper and establish new habitats, exhibits and education programs. More importantly, with your support, we can provide superior care for animals and make a difference in conservation science to save vulnerable species from extinction.